Author Topic: The Food Photography Thread  (Read 1108 times)

LeboviciAB84

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The Food Photography Thread
« on: February 23, 2008, 04:24:47 PM »
We've all seen the lovely images in Little Chef menus and Jamie Oliver books, which rarely match up to the meal you end up serving to dinner guests. With their arsenal of short field-depths, funny angles and bleached colours, food photographers are masters of making food visible in cookery books. But how many of us have preserved a meal for a lifetime, by photographing it? Have you even done it properly, with mashed potato instead of ice cream and green Fairy Liquid instead of absinthe?



Is professional food photography a necessarily-meretricious pursuit, as it requires leading the consumer 'up the garden path' and subjecting them to false expectations? Is it just another cog in the machinery of lies we're force-fed on a weekly and bi-weekly basis? How much of the aspirational lifestyle is a good food photographer expected to convey with food alone, rather than with incidental props such as Lambrettas and hair-wax, and what are his tricks?



Apparently, tampons soaked in hot water are often placed behind dishes, in order to lend the food a steamy, freshly-microwaved appearance. Magic markers are employed to make food look chargrilled, and raw chicken is painted to resemble its cooked cousin. So go on, post some pictures of food, if you like.


Suttonpubcrawl

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Re: The Food Photography Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 04:28:59 PM »
Why is the top one of those slices of meat a different colour from the rest of them?

LeboviciAB84

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Re: The Food Photography Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 04:36:06 PM »
Racist.

Shoulders?-Stomach!

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Re: The Food Photography Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 04:42:30 PM »
It's his special 'date' slice. For the ladies he cares the deepest about.

mook

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Re: The Food Photography Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 06:41:22 PM »
 I couldn't be arsed to cook owt, or indeed even bother to thaw out the chipolatas, especially for a thread this silly, so this is some kind of sashimi non fry up kinda thing. Even so it still looks better than that bear/St. Bernard whatever the fuck it is meat bollocks.


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Re: The Food Photography Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2008, 08:59:12 PM »
Finally, a chance to share this photo.  Mutant plam tree Hula Hoop a-go-go!!!


Re: The Food Photography Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 04:07:16 PM »
It's Food. It's Photography. It's some photographs of some food! Here goes. Could this be...the most straightest banana in the world?

[spoiler]Yes[/spoiler]





I actually used it as a ruler for some years before it disintegrated.


Stringbean Dean

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Re: The Food Photography Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 12:42:42 PM »
Have a pineapple.